Oct 7, 2017 by Daniel Gellasch
Hey, y’all. It’s me, Daniel. I’m a Philosophy Major here at UB and a new member to Philosophy Club this year. I’ve really enjoyed the conversations we’ve been having so far and look forward to all the stuff we’ve yet to cover. Here’s a brief review of our last conversation: In this week’s Philosophy Club meeting, we discussed the podcast Ear Hustle (https://www.earhustlesq.com/) which is made by incarcerated men at San Quentin Prison, as well as the wider issues ...
Oct 7, 2017 by Maria D Hallums
Greetings All! My name is Maria, a current undergrad and member of Philosophy Club here at UB. After having the pleasure of watching such a phenomenal documentary, I am pleased to share with you a briefing of this touching and meaningful story: Beginning in 2013, the documentary captures the life of a doctor named Tom Catena (Dr. Tom); who at first glance decided to pursue a career as an engineer, but soon realized after receiving his degree in engineering that his true passion was with h...
Oct 7, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
Philosophy Club welcomes Professor and Philosophy Chair, Richard Bett, who specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. Professor Bett will be delivering a lecture on ancient skepticism, with time for discussion after. Our meeting will be in our regular location, Student Center 301, on October 10 from 3:30-5:00pm. Please arrive on time to be sure you get a seat! Refreshments will be served. You can RSVP for the event here https://orgsync.com/88452/events/1929765/occurrences/4485816
Sep 19, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
Philosophy Club will be screening the documentary film The Heart of Nuba on September 26th at 3:00 PM in the Wright Theater. Most people know of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. This film highlights a much lesser known, but equally relevant crisis. This film has been screened on all seven continents, at The Hague, The House of Lords, and the United States Congress. Philosophy Club is privileged to host a screening here at the University of Baltimore. Synopsis from the f...
Sep 9, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
Hello everyone! This is a reminder about our regular Discussion Meeting in Tuesday, September 12, at 3:30pm. We will meet in Business Center 207. It is very important that you RSVP to the event on OrgSync, so that we have an accurate head count for food. We will be discussing the student body reaction to Betsy DeVos serving as Winter Commencement speaker. I want to be 100% clear. Philosophy Club is supportive of our classmates who have expressed concerns and distress. We are not, as a club,...
Sep 8, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
On Monday at 12pm, there will be a class walkout onto Gordon Plaza, to protest Betsy DeVos as our commencement speaker. I will personally be participating. This is NOT a Philosophy Club event, this is a student led movement that I am sharing with the club. Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join in solidarity. The event link is here. The hashtag being used is #NeverBetsy. Signs are encouraged. Please be respectful and clean up after yourself.
Sep 8, 2017 by Shawn Petersen
Several faculty members have reached out to us in response to Shannon's message. We would like to clarify that speakers are invited unilaterally by the President, and that faculty has no input on commencement speakers. The faculty only decides whether or not to award an honorary degree (which has not been considered in this case). Thank you, Shawn Petersen, Philosophy Club Secretary
Sep 8, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
Betsy DeVos, US Secretary of Education, has been invited to speak at our University’s Winter Commencement. This decision was not made in any way by the faculty, student government, or the student body as a whole. Invitations to speak are extended solely by the University President. Philosophy Club, as an organization, is morally and ethically opposed to any action taken by the University that causes harm to our fellow students. Regardless of anyone’s political views, it is the obligation of t...
Sep 1, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
via GIPHY I had the pleasure to sit at the Philosophy Club table during the Student Involvement Fair, with my dear friend and club treasurer, Aimee Lam. We met so many smart, passionate students! We had Tootsie Pops! But, when they saw our banner and flyers said "philosophy club", we got what Aimee and I now call Philosophy Face. It's pretty much the exact face that baby is making. Including the shuddering. At first it was really funny. But then I noticed a pattern. Everyone who made tha...
May 22, 2017 by Shannon K Thomas
Hello all! Just a quick update. Philosophy Club now has several new points of contact. These are in the very early stages, and if anyone wants to volunteer to help develop our social media, that would be great. First, the club now has an email address at email@example.com. We also have a public website through OrgSync, which is here. The club is also on Twitter and Instagram, both @ub_philosophy